While blue might have been the dominant color of the evening on Friday at Ringling between the Blue Devils and the Dickson Comets, it was clear at the end of the night who the more dominant team was.

While blue might have been the dominant color of the evening on Friday at Ringling between the Blue Devils and the Dickson Comets, it was clear at the end of the night who the more dominant team was.

The Blue Devils got their first win of the season with  a 33-13 victory at Rick Gandy Memorial Stadium, thanks in part to a 19-point second half in which they kept the Comets off the board. 

“We got worn down late in the third and had too many mistakes,” Dickson coach Steve Day said. 

“Ringling managed to get a short field a lot of the time and they took advantage. We were playing smart in the first half, but those mistakes caused us to go downhill. We’ve got to be better defensively next week against Madill, and our execution has got to improve.” 

Colton Fincher got the Blue Devils the lead in the first quarter at the 10:30 mark with a 47-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0 after the extra point from Duchaine Paul. 

Less than two minutes later though the Comets were back in the game thanks to a 63-yard punt return from Johnny Smith which tied the game at 7-7 after the extra point from Barrett Allen. 

Just before halftime, Ringling was back in front thanks to Randy Mitchell who ran in from 18-yards out to make it 14-7 after the extra point from Paul. 

But with 6.7 seconds left in the first half, Dickson struck again.

Rusty Beard connected with Jack McDonald for a 21-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-13 after the failed extra point.

But in the second half, it was all Blue Devils.

Sam VanBuskirk made it 20-13 at the 7:23 mark of the third quarter with a one yard touchdown run, before Kash Lyle extended the lead in the fourth quarter with a four yard touchdown run. 

Mitchell finished the game off later in the fourth with a 37-yard touchdown run, he would eventually total eight carries for 68 yards with two touchdowns in the game.

Lyle carried the ball 20 times for 65 yards and one touchdown in the contest.

Ringling (1-1) is on the road at 7:30 p.m. Friday night against Marietta, while the Comets will be on the road at the same time against Madill on the new artificial turf at Blake Smiey Stadium on Alumni Field.